Hicks: Indiana Seeing ‘Good’ Recovery from Pandemic

In his State of the State address last week, Governor Eric Holcomb touted the state’s low unemployment, a big and blooming budget surplus and record economic development numbers in a speech Ball State economist Mike Hicks believes reflects an economy that is keeping pace with the nation’s recovery from the pandemic. ... Read More

Indy Courting Big Future Business at CFP

While Alabama and Georgia will square off tonight for college football’s national championship at Lucas Oil Stadium, it is not the only competition taking place in downtown Indianapolis. Indy tourism officials are competing for some major future business as the city hosts yet another big-time sporting event. ... Read More

Hanna: READI Just Beginning of Long-Term Strategy

Calling the state’s Regional Economic Acceleration & Development Initiative an unprecedented economic development strategy, a longtime northwest Indiana leader says last week’s awarding of $500 million in grants was only the beginning. ... Read More

Holcomb: ‘The Best is Yet to Come’

Governor Eric Holcomb says despite challenges from the pandemic and workforce and supply chain issues, the state exceeded economic development goals in 2021 and the numbers suggest the momentum will continue into 2022.... Read More

Retail Forecasting Tough This Year

The Thanksgiving holiday is traditionally one of the busiest and most important weekends of the year for retailers. And while traffic is likely up substantially from last year’s pandemic-impacted numbers, retail experts say everything from inflation to supply chain chaos is making it difficult to predict... Read More

Air Travel Coming Back at Indianapolis International

As Indiana airports prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday rush, there are indications that air travel is coming back. In the third quarter, Indianapolis International Airport reported more than 2 million passengers, and has outpaced the U.S. recovery based on passenger numbers in 16 of 17 months ending in August... Read More

Could Short Term Moves Help Ease Supply Chain Challenges?

businesses alike, they say they would like to see short term moves that could help alleviate bottlenecks. Integrated Distribution Services, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark DeFabis says an obvious move is to allow 18–21-year-olds with a commercial driver’s license to transport cargo across state lines. ... Read More

Ritchie to be Next CEO at SIMBA Chain

Bryan Ritchie recently announced that he is leaving his role leading the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame. We now know where he is going. On Inside INdiana Business television, Ritchie said... Read More